THE list...Cindy's blog Jan 3 2018

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Calstone has many things on it’s mind this new year. We have a new building that needs work before we move, orders are pouring in, we have a backhoe where our degreaser should be and a very long list of commitments. Even with all of this,  we, as a company and individual members of the human race,  should not forget our commitment to manufacture with as small an environmental footprint as possible and be as positive an influence on the community around us as we can. This year Calstone will continue it’s commitment to social responsibility with our work in Nebaj, our outdoor project at Tom Longboat Public School, our scholarship and any others ways we can set a good example.

The United Nations in unison with all it’s members have drawn an agreement to 17 goals to achieve by 2030. This list is called the 17 Sustainable Goals and  these SDGs, adopted by all the world’s nations, cover nearly every aspect of our future — for our planet, and for humankind. They concern all people, all countries, and all parts of society. There are 17 goals in total, and they aim for nothing less than a transformation of global civilization. We are very lucky to work with a company that has an open mind and it is obvious Calstone uses many of the 17 SDG as a guide.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

What if everyone kept this list in mind when they shopped, conversed with business partners, manufactured, donated their time or money, basically lived a better life…it is something to think about. Even if we were able to make progress on only some of the issues listed above, would the world be a better and more sustainable place than it is now? I think so. Would that be a good thing? Yes. Are most these future goals achievable? I hope so.

Happy 2018!!